Hundreds attend Glenderry’s own Toy Show
THERE was only one place to be in North Kerry last week, the Community Centre in Ballyheigue, as the pupils of Glenderry National School staged their very own Late Late Toy Show.
There wasn’t a seat left unfilled as over 500 people – with many people queuing over an hour to get in – flocked to see if the kids could match the heights of the RTÉ show; and by jove, did they what!
With MC Brendan Fuller in full swing on the night, kids delighted in taking centre stage as they took turns in showing off their favourite books and toys to the audience. Teachers Ms Supple, Ann O Mahony, Joe Burkett and Cara Flahive even took the chance to speak about times from their youth as well.
The good-natured host did not escape unscathed on the evening though as he was pie-balled, had a football kicked at him and even had his beard shaved as part of ‘ Movember’ – all in good fun, of course.
While there’s no talk of him replacing Tubridy just yet, organisers said the Radio Kerry host certainly helped to make the night a great success.
“It was a great evening and it’s something that we are already looking forward to staging again next year,” said Gerard Pierce.
“The whole night would not have been possible without the creativity and the choreography of Joe Burkett and Ann O’Mahony’s musical expertise and advice,” he continued.
All proceeds from the successful night will be going towards purchasing new interactive whiteboards for the school.
Peter and Killian Carmody, Michelle and Rian Duggan and Anne, Marie, Sophie and Elaine O’Shea pictured at the Glenderry NS Late Late Toy Show at Ballyheigue Community Centre on Wednesday evening.
Jason Gaynor, Brendan Dunne and Ryan O’Sullivan, pupils who took part in Glenderry NS Late Late Toy Show at Ballyheigue Community Centre on Wednesday evening.
Colette O’Sullivan, Josephine Kenny, Mary McCarthy and Lisa Casey at the Glenderry NS Late Late Toy Show Concert on Wednesday evening.
RIGHT: Eileen and Cora Corridon enjoying the Glenderry NS Late Late Toy Show at Ballyheigue Community Centre on Wednesday evening.